Ways to Get a Competitive Edge and Land Your Next Job



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ANCHOR LEAD: If it's been a long time since you started a search for a new job, you may find that things have changed. Brian Osuch has more on how you can adjust your job search, maximize your contacts and get a competitive edge to help you land that new job. (:60) SCRIPT: Newsbreak, I'm Brian Osuch. A new survey from AARP finds four in ten respondents are likely to look for a new job in 2016. AARP's Jean Setzfand says finding your next job requires adding the right mix to your search… CUT: (Setzfand) It is absolutely important for people to be social media savvy when it comes to looking for a job today. But, other affective job tools include online job listings, networking and also company websites. SCRIPT: And why are some people looking for a new job… CUT: (Setzfand) The most common reason is actually wanting more money in their work. But others are looking for more enjoyable work and better health benefits. SCRIPT: Setzfand says there is assistance available for job seekers… CUT: (Setzfand) AARP has resources to help people find new jobs with videos, articles, as well as an employer pledge program which has more than 300 employers signing a pledge to recruit employees of all ages. You can find that at AARP.org/work. SCRIPT: That website again, AARP.org/work. That's Newsbreak from AARP.
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